Since the founding of the Sotheby's® auction house in 1744, the Sotheby's name has earned renown as a marketer for many of the world's most valuable and prestigious possessions.
Founded in 1976, Sotheby’s International Realty® began in part to serve clients desiring a complete package of estate disposition services and soon became known for its collection of extraordinary homes, estates and properties worldwide. Born of the storied auction house, we continue to provide exceptional service and astute valuation for many of the world's finest and most luxurious homes. We take great pride in using considerable experience, resources, and global connections to artfully unite extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.
In February 2004, Realogy Corporation (then Cendant Corporation), the world's leading real estate brokerage franchisor, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby's Holdings, Inc. (LSE: STBA). The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby's International Realty® name and the development of a full franchise system by Sotheby's International Realty® Affiliates LLC., a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation.
Sotheby’s International Realty® provides independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby's International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world.
As a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® organization, affiliates must uphold this powerful reputation for distinctive properties, prestigious heritage and, above all, the highest level of service. Affiliations are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable, 260-year-old Sotheby's auction house.